NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Impulse is a community newsletter produced by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP) and distributed electronically at no cost to subscribers. We envision Impulse as an integrative source for local news, events, and thinking of interest to the psychoanalytically inclined. Our goal is to be your guide as you explore the Bay Area's rich array of analytic resources.

We invite you to become a member of NCSPP, if you are not already. And, we welcome you as a subscriber to Impulse. Join us as we highlight the exceptional diversity of psychoanalytic thought and practice in Northern California.

THE PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PRESENTS:

Open to Interpretation: Infidelity
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Mondays (Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 28)

We encounter the phenomenon of infidelity in our consulting rooms; in art, books, film, theater and television; and in our personal lives. Framed and reflected in cultural assumptions of monogamy and what it means to be faithful, infidelity as a concept and as an act underscores our desire to simplify complex, complicated human events. Please join us this spring as we explore the multiple meanings of infidelity, finding the complexity and nuance in this topic, with Shelley Nathans, Ph.D. and Dianne Elise, Ph.D. Each presenter will present her own original contributions to this fascinating subject, followed by the opportunity for participants to present their clinical work in group consultation.

by Suzanne Stambaugh, Psy.D., Impulse Staff Writer

CONSIDERING FORGIVENESS

The holiday season, which has just passed, is a time when many people wrestle with the idea of forgiveness, either because of external social pressure to achieve some ideal of family harmony or due to the internal rhetoric of personal growth. In many cultures, the turning of the calendar year also represents a time of atonement, when the debts and transgressions of the previous cycle of time are ritually processed, so that a new cycle may begin. How might these ideas show up in clinical work?

by Ripple Patel

Listen to Donald Winnicott's Radio Talks. 70 years ago, Dr. Winnicott gave a series of lectures with an audience of mothers in mind; this clip embeds excerpts of these lectures within a comprehensive overview of his work.

Review of One Way and Another: New and Selected Essays by Adam Phillips. According to this reviewer, Phillips is uninterested in grand theoretical overtures; instead, he continues to transform the seemingly mundane aspects of life (and psychoanalysis) into areas of inquiry and possibility.

Sometimes, a Tweet Is More Than a Tweet. Psychoanalyst William Braun offers some impromptu, tongue-in-cheek interpretations of social media "accidents."

by Mahima Muralidharan, Psy.D.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

NCSPP's Community Service Award honors the many individuals in our community who are dedicated to using psychoanalytic ideas and approaches outside the traditional private practice setting. These are people who train clinicians, work in community mental health, provide services to the poor, and fight for human rights.

This year's winner, Ms. Linda Zaretsky, has worked in an outpatient mental health clinic in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco for the past 30 years where she continues to think about issues of social justice as well as the internal worlds of her patients and herself. Linda also has a private practice and is a clinical consultant for clinicians working in the SRO hotels in the Tenderloin. Congratulations, Linda!

Classifieds: 

COMPLETE WORKS OF FREUD STANDARD EDITION (24 volumes). Good condition. $600 or best offer. Diane Strongwater.  (650) 559-0665. 

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR ALL KINDS OF CLIENTS? Earn your certificate in Mindfulness & Compassion in Psychotherapy at CIIS. 150 hours of in-depth training, Feb-Dec 2014. Teachers include Lee Lipp, Steve Flowers, Sylvia Boorstein, Rob Fisher, and more. Come to a free information session January 9. Learn more at CIIS.EDU/MINDFULNESS.

CRIMSON GATE MEDITATION COMMUNITY is now meeting Sunday evenings in Berkeley. Meditation, creativity, koans, inquiry. By and for mental health professionals. See www.crimsongatemeditation.org.

 

Appointment Book: 

A Jungian View of Clinical Work
Mon, Jan 6 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055  / G. Lipsyte, Ph.D.; J. Swanger, Ph.D. / $90

Seasoned Clinicians Program - Defense Analysis in Psychotherapy 
Wed, Jan 8 (begins) / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / J. Samuel Chase, M.D. / $550

Coalition for Clinical Social Work - Clinical Sensibility
Thr, Jan 9 (begins) / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Clara Kwun, LCSW / $270

Peninsula Psychoanalytic Student Seminar: The Ins and Outs of Trauma
Thr, Jan 9 (begins) / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Room 1211, 401 Quarry Rd. / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Shela Fisk, Ph.D. / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forums - 2014
Thr, Jan 9 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) -563-3366 / D. Corollo, Ph.D.; C. Wallis, M.D. / free

A Memoir of the Future of Psychoanalysis
Fri, Jan 10 (begins) / 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm / 2837 Claremont Boulevard / Berkeley
NCSPP / (510) 239-3443 / Dawn Farber, Psy.D., MFT / $180 - $360

Second Fridays: Dostoevsky's "Notes from the Underground"
Fri, Jan 10 / 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / 530 Bush Street, 7th Floor / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / I. Paperno, Ph.D.; A. Jones, M.D. / free - $20 

Child Colloquium Series: ADHD in the 21st Century
Sat, Jan 11 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) -563-3366 / Meryl Lipton, M.D., Ph.D. / free 

Tuning In: A Different Kind of Painting Experience
Sun, Jan 12 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / 300 Chenery Street / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Michele Cassou; Denni Leibowitz, LCSW / $100 - $135

SF Psychoanalytic Student Seminars: Promoting Depth and Analytic Process
Wed, Jan 22 (begins) / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) -563-3366 / Beth Steinberg, Ph.D. / free

Becoming Who We Are In Groups: A Jungian Approach to Group
Thr, Jan 23 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / Justin Hecht, Ph.D., CGP / $35 - $50

The Myth of Poros and Penia Revisited
Fri, Jan 24 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 1453 Mission / San Francisco
Lacanian School / (510) 526-9341 / Gloria Leff, Ph.D. / $40 - $100  

Preparing for Death as the Capstone for the Individuation Process
Sat, Jan 25 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / Seth Isaiah Rubin, Ph.D. / $50 - $115

"Her duty is to Sacrifice Herself To Science"
Sat, Jan 25 / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 1453 Mission / San Francisco
Lacanian School / (510) 526-9341 / Gloria Leff, Ph.D. / $40 - $100

Untying the K(not)
Sun, Jan 26 / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
NCSPP / (415) 412-2970 / M. Krasny, Ph.D.; M. Murphy, Ph.D.; P. Goldberg, Ph.D. / $20 - $50

Open to Interpretation: Fidelity
Mon, Jan 27 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / 530 Bush Street, 7th Floor / San Francisco
PINC / (415) 288-4050 / Shelley Nathans, Ph.D. / free - $15

South Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Tue, Jan 28 / 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm / 401 Quarry Road / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Kate Viret, MFT; Carol Harrus, M.D. / free

Child Psychotherapy Training Program - Psychotherapy with 3 to 6 year olds 
Wed, Jan 29 (begins) / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco 
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Phyllis Cath, M.D.; Graham Hansen M.D. / $1,450

The Crucible of Shame
Sat, Feb 1 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm / 2040 Gough Street / San Francisco
Jung Institute / (415) 771-8055 / Jane Reynolds, Ph.D. / $50 - $115

Child Colloquium Series - Now I Am A Real Kid: A Psychoanalytic Treatment
Sat, Feb 1 / 10:00 am - 12:30 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / David Rosenfeld, M.D. / free

CCSW Clinical Evening Series - The Expanding Notion of Family
Wed, Feb 5 / 6:30 am - 9:00 am / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / TBA / $15

East Bay Psychotherapy Forum
Wed, Feb 5 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 2001 Dwight Way / Berkeley
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Adam Beyda, Psy.D.; William Glover, Ph.D. / free

San Francisco Psychotherapy Forum
Thr, Feb 6 / 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / 444 Natoma Street / San Francisco
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Susan Moore, MFT; Catherine Mallouh, M.D. / free

Peninsula Psychoanalytic Student Seminar
Thr, Feb 6 / 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Room 1211 / Stanford
SFCP / (415) 563-3366 / Lynn Alexander, Psy.D. / free